Lipidomics developing shared resource core
The Lipidomics developing shared resource core is a key focal point for development of a sustainable critical mass of expertise in lipid signaling and state of the art analytical techniques.
Location and instrumentation
The laboratory is located in newly renovated space on the second floor of Sanger Hall and is built around two tandem triple quadrupole/linear ion trap mass spectrometers, a high-end Applied Biosystems 4000 Q-TRAP and an Applied Biosystems 3200 Q-TRAP. These instruments have the necessary resolution and sensitivity for a broad range of qualitative and quantitative lipid and metabolite analyses required for exhaustive characterization of lipid signaling molecules and metabolic pathways.
The 4000 Q-TRAP is the standard instrument selected for its unique capabilities by the NIH-funded LIPIDMAPS Consortium. While the 3200 Q-TRAP has lower sensitivity and a narrower mass range than the 4000 Q-TRAP, it is similar in operation and has similar capabilities, allowing its use for less demanding analyses or for training or teaching purposes.
For further information about the Lipidomics developing shared resource, please contact the resource director, Dr. Sarah Spiegel.
Sarah Spiegel, Ph.D.